Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brown329, May 3, 2012.
Anyone still using these in the unload? Supposed to be getting extendos.
We use them at Christmas time in the unload. All the extra routes that are put in in between the belts need rollers and stands.
Where are you at? Sounds like the dinosaur ages. Must be a small center?
Man you youngens with these power extendos got it easy.
Youngens don't need extendo. It's us old guys that do.
The hub I work in was built in 1997. Country club compared to previous set up. 1987-1997 was an old World War 2 hanger. 1997 to present next door is a state of the art UPS Hub.
I'm working in a 2 year old $90 million dollar state of the art hub. Which is already starting to fall apart. I remember those days of rollers and T-stands though. I don't miss them one bit.
We have 3 belts in my hub. When I started working there about 4 years ago, I was put on the only belt with rollers. It sucked!! I had to load the heaviest trailer with rollers or load the next trailer which was a drop-frame. Dislocated my back in that trailer. Don't miss it one bit since I went to the sort aisle.
You dislocated your back? Sounds painful.
Extendo's? What the hell is that? j/k. Rollers and T-stands here in the boonies.
Paducah. It's a real old building and they really suck. What's consider a small center?
Rollers, T-stands, load stands, and buckets to rest the rollers on so the pitch is right. Otherwise, the old "extendos" (although they are not really extendos) will literally fall out of the sockets they are in. Also, irregular carts are large carts with 5 to 7 small wheels, so that any large amount of weight put on them results in them grinding (as opposed to rolling) across the floor; more often than not, they just fall over because of some point of resistance.
But .. I digress.
We had a feeder driver once that couldn't get the legs of his pup to come down so he called his sup.... He was told to use jack stands till a mech was available.... So he saw the t stands and put one under it.... Then decided one wasn't enough so he put 2 and dropped the pup!! Need I say more!?
He said chubby. heheheheheheheheheeeeee
Our local sort uses rollers and t's everyday.
Our primary belt got extendos about 3 yrs ago...local sort still uses rollers and t-stands. Don't miss it one bit!
OUr whole little center has one belt. Reverse for local sort, forward for preload. 3 doors for feeders. 16 or so doors for package cars. Mechanic in the corner. Women's room is one toilet, five lockers. Men's room has two, but they actually have a locker room. Picnic table under the stairwell(for the attic) for the break area.
That's how small my center is. I wish I had known that you need to be careful where you apply, as you can't transfer. Like Hell, you are there FOREVER!!!!!!!
Our center has 4 or 5 belts, we will not get extendos until we move to a new building, which will not happen in my career.
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